Tom Scott is a speaker, broadcaster and presenter on the Internet, how to deal with social media (including threats and opportunities), and the accelerating pace of change. Tom is hugely popular online and as a speaker and event host/MC, he’s in demand for his knowledge, sense of humour, far-sightedness and thought provoking presentations.
Tom talks about the internet, about the accelerating pace of change, about how to deal with social media, and occasionally about tea cozies. He’s releasing a video every day on YouTube, makes web toys for Trinity Mirror’s UsVsTh3m, and occasionally turns up on TV. He once got in trouble with the government for mocking one of its projects, and he was a part-time pirate for most of his adult life.
The projects Tom’s built online are seen and enjoyed by millions of people and his You-Tube hits have passed a quarter-of-a-million. Featured in media around the world, including BBC1, Time Magazine, Sky News, Newsweek, Forbes, ITV, CNN.com, Al Jazeera, and dozens of others, he also writes for The Guardian’s technology blog.
Tom relates how social media is a set of stories about people and how there’s a living, breathing human behind (nearly) every Twitter and Facebook account. In 2012, he co-presented the 12-week series Gadget Geeks on Sky1 HD. He also presents live and pre-recorded online shows, and hosts a weekly podcast. He spoke at Ignite London; at Youth Marketing Strategy and at Thinking Digital every year since 2009 – the only regular speaker at “the UK’s answer to TED”. Tom headlined at London’s O2 and, in the words of the event hosts, “Tom had the audience rockin’!”
Tom has a great take on the fun to be had with modern media, and a friendly way to present it to audiences for entertainment, surprise and a couple of privacy scares.
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Digital Risk and Security, Disruption, Internet, Social Media, Subcultures, Technology